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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Jerry A. Lewis

Dr. Lewis is entering his 23rd year with the White Salmon Valley School District. He has served in a variety of capacities including High School CTE Teacher, Career and Technical Education Director, District Technology Director, District Computer and Networking IT Support, Deputy Superintendent, and Superintendent. He received his Superintendent’s Certificate from Washington State University and his doctorate in K-12 Teaching and Leadership from Walden University. Jerry was one of 26 superintendents selected nation-wide in 2013 to participate in the first AASA National Superintendent Certification program. He graduated from this two year program on February 26, 2015. He was selected to participate in AASA’s first 2017-2018 National Principal Supervisor Academy and completed that program.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Students and staff began the 2018-2019 school year on August 29, 2018. The district had a few new staff join our district team this school year including our new Wallace & Priscila Stevenson Intermediate School Principal, Brian Fraser. The work of the district continues to be very busy and challenging as we deal with new state legislation, funding, and federal educational requirements. Each year, the administrative team spends time during the summer reviewing student data and we were pleased to see continued improvements in several grade levels. The district also made changes last school year to the support of our K-12 ELL and SPED students that is showing positive improvements.   

The administrative team spent time last school year reviewing and updating our district vision and mission, and establishing district-wide strategic goals through the help of our school board and staff. The district will finalize our strategic plan this fall and seek school board approval. An important part of the plan includes a focus on equity. Student equity means we are doing our best to provide each student with what they need to be successful. We will post our strategic plan on our website once it has been approved. The district completed a K-6 literacy adoption process last school year and the new curriculum was approved by the school board. K-6 teachers will receive professional development throughout the school year as they implement the new curriculum.  

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with a very talented district staff and for the support we receive in so many ways from our parents and community. We look forward to a great school year!


Dr. Jerry Lewis